Posts tagged with "AN Best of Design Awards 2019":

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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Unbuilt — Residential

2019 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt – Education: Ambrosia Designer: Gensler Location: Los Angeles

Ambrosia, which is largely composed of modular units that are manufactured off-site, aims to move beyond the strict economy and repetitiveness generally associated with factory-built housing. The design provides a spatial and social framework that encourages interaction and enables each resident to take an active role in defining their living situation and place within the community. Different surface treatments, such as perforated metal siding, orange and white stucco, and polycarbonate, are deployed to lend the project a unique character in response to varying urban conditions. Multiple amenity spaces, including bike storage, staff offices, a courtyard, and a community garden, are provided for its residents. The hallways and corridors are exposed to further activate the building and strike a balance between privacy and connectivity.

Modular Supplier: Factory OS Landscape Architect: TINA CHEE landscape studio Structural Engineer: DCI Engineers Civil Engineer: KPFF MEP Engineer: FARD Engineers

Honorable Mention
Project Name: Little Berkeley Designer: Kevin Daly Architects
Project Name: Stump House Designer: PARA Project Editors' Picks Project Name: Aqualuna Designer: 3XN Project Name: Mass Timber: Micro Unit Designer: Studio Ames
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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Unbuilt — Landscape

2019 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt – Landscape: The Boston Children’s Hospital Green Master Plan Designer: Mikyoung Kim Design Location: Boston, Massachusetts

The landscape vision for the Boston Children’s Hospital Green Master Plan came out of an immersive, three-year, community-based process that resulted in a design that integrated restorative gardens to the patients, families, and caregivers of this world-class research and clinical institution. The landscape plan developed with Shepley Bulfinch and Elkus Manfredi was an ambitious strategy to bring green spaces and grounds for play to the diverse constituents of this pediatric hospital. Using evidence-based design that demonstrated the importance of accessible green spaces, the plan integrates unique gardens and a new streetscape and entry identity within the campus to foster health and well-being. The plan reimagines access, better accommodates user needs, establishes new habitats, and creates a playful and immersive experience.

Resources: Client: Boston Children’s Hospital and the Greenspace User Group (Family Advisor Board) Architects: Shepley Bulfinch, Elkus Manfredi Architects Honorable Mentions Project Name: Tom Lee Park Designer: SCAPE Landscape Architecture DCP, Studio Gang Project Name: The Clearing: Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Designer: SWA Group Editors' Picks Project Name: Beaubien Woods Action Plan Designer: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Project Name: Chicago Park District, South Lakefront Framework Plan Designer: SmithGroup
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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Unbuilt — Public

2019 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt – Public: Adams Street Branch Library Designer: NADAAA Location: Boston

A single pitch monumentalizes the porous facade of the NADAAA-designed Adams Street Branch Library, while a breakdown of peaked roofs in the rear matches the scale of the residential neighborhood it occupies. The folded roof draws rainwater toward the rear, creating a watershed in a new pedestrian landscape. The use of multiple terra-cotta glazes allows the materials to respond to their immediate contexts and speaks to the history of New England’s Greek Revival buildings. By extracting a wedge out of the southern portion of the site, NADAAA drew light and air into the center of the building and created a birch tree garden. Quiet reading areas within the library lie tangent to a number of gardens.

Structural Engineer: Souza, True, & Partners MEP/FP Engineer: Garcia, Galuska, DeSousa Landscape Design: Ground Envelope Consultant: GRLA Lighting Design: Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting Honorable Mentions Project Name: Northeast Bronx YMCA Designer: Marvel Architects Project Name: 7Hills Homeless Day Center Designer: University of Arkansas Community Design Center Editors' Picks Project Name: Bus Shelter Design for the City of Miami Beach Designer: Pininfarina Project Name: Memorial Garden for Victims of Gun Violence Designer: Svigals + Partners
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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Unbuilt — Green Building

2019 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt – Green Building: Sendero Verde Designer: Handel Architects Location: New York City Designed for Jonathan Rose Companies, L+M Development Partners, and Acacia Network, Sendero Verde is a mixed-use, multi-building project awarded through New York’s SustaiNYC program, which seeks to create affordable housing for New Yorkers without compromising design quality. Sendero Verde will contain 698 designated affordable units as well as extensive community space, retail space, and outdoor gardens. Sendero Verde will be passive-house certified, making it the largest fully affordable passive-house building in the world when it is completed. Sendero Verde’s design aims to provide a community of opportunity to East Harlem residents, with multiple support services under one roof that address the cycle of poverty that disrupts so many people’s lives. Passive House Consultant: Steven Winter Associates Landscape Architect: AECOM MEP Engineer: Cosentini Associates Envelope: Vidaris Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers Honorable Mention Project Name: Coleridge Street Residences Designer: Touloukian Touloukian Inc
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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Unbuilt — Education

2019 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt – Education: Otto Specht School Designer: Charles Rose Architects Location: Chestnut Ridge, New York

The Otto Specht School houses a unique educational program for 80 students with learning disabilities and developmental delays. The pedagogy, based on the curriculum and hands-on approach of the Waldorf Schools, nurtures the whole child through experiential learning. These students thrive in an environment free of distractions, with spatial variety, straightforward navigation, and access to nature. The classrooms are simple in finish and form, providing calm, interior spaces. The circulation and gathering areas are sculpturally dynamic, encouraging movement and a constant relationship to the site. Expansive windows frame views, creating a light-filled interior that open’s to the landscape, blurring the boundary between inside and out while heightening the sense of place. The building is net-zero and nontoxic in construction.

Resources: Civil Engineer: McLaren Engineering Group Structural Engineer: BuroHappold Engineering Products: RHEINZINK, Reynaers Aluminium windows, Unilock pavers Honorable Mentions Project Name: Church Hill North Designer: O'Neill McVoy Architects Project Name: University of Arkansas Center for Farm and Food System Entrepreneurship Designer: University of Arkansas Community Design Center Editors' Picks Project Name: Tecnano Designer: FGP Atelier Project Name: Del Mar Community College South Campus Designer: Gensler
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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Unbuilt — Cultural

2019 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt – Cultural: Arkansas Arts Center Designer: Studio Gang Location: Little Rock, Arkansas

Creating a vibrant space for social interaction, education, and appreciation for the arts, Studio Gang’s design for the Arkansas Arts Center (AAC) transforms this premier cultural institution into a signature civic asset. Working from the inside out, the design—which includes both new construction and renovations—clarifies the organization of the building’s interior while also extending the AAC’s presence into historic MacArthur Park, opening the center to the city of Little Rock and beckoning the public within.

Conceived as a stem that blossoms to the north and south and anchored by major new visitor amenities, the design mediates between the center’s existing architecture to define a new public gallery and gathering space that provides an unprecedented axis of connectivity linking the AAC’s disparate programs.

Client: Arkansas Arts Center Associate Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects Landscape Architect: SCAPE Landscape Architects Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti

Honorable Mentions Project Name: Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History Designer: Studio Gang Project Name: Terminal B Performance Venue Designer: Touloukian Touloukian Editors' Pick Project Name: SynaCondo Designer: Studio ST Architects
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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Unbuilt — Commercial

2019 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt – Commercial: Aurora Designer: Belzberg Architects Location: Mexico City Inspired by the relatively temperate climate of Mexico City, this new eight-story commercial office building plays with the relationship between inside and outside, seeking to create a dynamic space in between. A monolithic facade has been carefully sculpted to create a semipermeable surface. The flatness and solidity of the existing streetscape led the designers to carve an entryway that draws people in off the narrow sidewalk. A curved cut appears to defy the weight of the precast concrete panels of the facade. This gesture is echoed in a series of cuts focused toward a view of the mountains beyond; their variation ensures a unique experience on every floor.
Structural and MEP Engineer: Arup Latin America General Contractor: Grupo Anima
Honorable Mention Project Name: Surf Entertainment Facility Designer: BLUR Workshop Editors' Picks Project Name: Folded Wings Designer: Form4 Architecture Project Name: Nanotronics Smart Factory Designer: Rogers Partners
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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Unbuilt — Interiors

2019 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt – Interiors: Life on Mars Designer: ANAcycle thinktank Location: Mars

The proposed colonization of Mars will demand the protection of humans inside a closed life-support system, a self-sustaining physical environment separated from its surroundings by a boundary that does not allow for the transfer of matter or energy. As partial reconstructions of the world in time and in space, closed systems identify and secure the cycling of materials necessary for the sustenance of life. Contemporary discussions about global warming, recycling, and sustainability have emerged from the study of closed systems. First, they enable scarce resources to be recycled by being extracted, filtered, and recirculated; most important, though, closed systems convert waste into new viable commodities. Life on Mars is an attempt to design the engineering flow chart that visualizes life support systems almost exclusively with boxes and arrows.


Genetic Engineering Project Consultant: Jestin George

Honorable Mentions Project Name: The Renovation and Reuse of a Historic Granite Bank Designer: Musumanoco
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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Research

2019 Best of Design Award for Research: Delirious Facade Designer: LAMAS Delirious Facade is a design research project by LAMAS that uses image-processing artificial intelligence as a generator for architectural form and ornament. The project manipulates existing Toronto facades and uses their visual signatures as the material for hybrid facades created with Google’s open-source Deep Dream algorithm. In short, the project “face swaps” by asking the computer to hallucinate one building in the image of another. The resulting facades are contextual, but they relate to historical precedent in ways that are not tied down to dominant formal narratives: They are equally at odds with modernism and postmodernism. If anything, they are "altermodern," forged in heterochrony, in medias res, and embody the present moment in all its delirium. Honorable Mentions Project Name: The Water Alert and Testing Resource (WALTER) Designer: Ennead Architects Project Name: USModernist Masters and Library Databases Designer: USModernist Editor's Picks Project Name: Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab Designer: Architectural Ecologies Lab Project Name: Sound Pavilion Designer: UNC Charlotte
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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Unbuilt — Urban Design

2019 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt – Urban Design: St. John's Park Designer: Ballman Khapalova Location: New York City

St. John’s Park is the entry into Manhattan via the Holland Tunnel, passed through by 100,000 people per day. The distribution of traffic into five directions using five off-ramps results in a difficult morphology, rendering the center of the site inaccessible and unbuildable. As a result, St. John’s Park is permanently closed to the public. This proposal is generated from the geometry of the existing off-ramps, so that tunnel traffic may continue unimpeded. A continuous loop travels from street level to one level belowground, excavating the center of the site and allowing passage below the existing roadway. At street level is a series of new playgrounds, lawns, and dog parks. At the center is the main park, 300 feet in diameter and open to the sky.

Resources: Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti Climate Engineer: Transsolar KlimaEngineering Construction and Logistics: Sciame Construction Honorable Mentions Project Name: Pensacola Waterfront Framework Plan Designer: SCAPE Landscape Architecture DCP Project Name: Pier 70 Designer: SITELAB urban studio Editors' Picks Project Name: Chicago Transit Authority: Damen Green Line Station Designer: Perkins and Will Project Name: Boston Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines & Zoning Overlay District Designer: Utile, Inc.
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2019 Best of Design Awards winner for Student Work — Individual

2019 Best of Design Award for Student Work – Individual: Museum/Park Design Designer: Alberto Arostegui, Savannah College of Art and Design

This unrealized museum and park concept was designed to bring art, nature, and people together. In order to achieve this goal, the components of the project were divided into three layers: natural elements, art, and the built environment. These layers interact with each other, creating a living composition that reflects the changing of nature and the activities of people. Shifting tectonics introduced into the walking paths further provide changing perspectives on the nature and art. The building itself combines with two of the paths and provides direction through the galleries. The courtyard in the center collects all the site elements in one location and affords guests a still moment in the shifting arrangement.

SCAD Architecture Faculty Professor: Daniel Brown Support: Priscilla Maura, Sparsh Jain, Mateo Fernandez Art: Giuseppe Penone, Richard Deacon, David Nash

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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Student Work — Group

2019 Best of Design Award for Student Work – Group: A Home for MJ Designer: Drury University Design-Build Program, Jordan Valley Community Health Center Location: Springfield, Missouri After living on the streets for five years, “MJ,” a 23-year-old person who is deaf, has a home. Located in Eden Village in Springfield, Missouri, the design derives from MJ’s need to visually control his space. Responding to his interests, the living space features a library/gaming hub, reading nook, and a custom chess/dining table. An abstraction of Van Gogh’s Starry Night, MJ’s favorite painting, is routered into closet doors. Wrap-around stairs, a front porch, and planter boxes welcome neighbors, also once homeless, from the tiny surrounding community. MJ can’t hear tornado sirens, so the house is designed to be resistant to tornadic wind loads and debris impact per FEMA wood shelter specifications. Collaborators: Branco Enterprises, Cardinal Roofing, Edge Supply, Gina McMurtrey Interiors, Integrity Development & Construction